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Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Posted on: January 23, 2012 9:51 am
Edited on: January 23, 2012 11:40 am
K. Williams fumbled twice in San Francisco's loss to New York (AP).

By Josh Katzowitz

After a man makes a couple major mistakes in a game that helps cost his team a victory, it’s refreshing to know that that many fans, through the power of Twitter, can lend that man some much-needed support.

Take 49ers receiver Kyle Williams, for example. He muffed a punt and then lost a fumble in overtime that led to the Giants winning the NFC title and advancing to the Super Bowl. His teammates and many of San Francisco’s fans rallied around the crestfallen Williams, sending him messages of encouragement and love.

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Then, you have the people who, according to the San Jose Mercury News, are tweeting death threats and other heartwarming sentiments to Williams. As one apparent fan wrote, “I hope you, youre (sic) wife, kids and family die, you deserve it.” Wrote another: “Jim Harbaugh, please give @KyleWilliams_10 the game ball. And make sure it explodes when he gets in his car.”

So, that’s nice, huh?

But his 49ers teammates were there to defend him.

"We all lost this game," tight end Delanie Walker said, via’s Gregg Doyel. "We play as a team -- it's 45 of us out there. It's not Kyle's fault, so don't go over there and act like it is. Cause it's not."

Safety Donte Whitner told reporters: “Hopefully, he doesn't beat himself up too hard. Hopefully, the media's not on him too tough. Because he's still a young player, and he still has a bright future in the National Football League.

"There's just certain things that you can't do in certain situations. We have to protect the ball at all times. I think he learns that now, and he'll be better."

For his part, Williams spoke to reporters after the game, saying he was simply trying to make a play.

“Everybody in here has covered my back and kind of patted me on the back and said, 'It's not all on your shoulders,'" Williams said.

Unfortunately, some of San Francisco’s fans didn’t get that memo.

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Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:17 am

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

So ridiculous.  You win as a team, you lose as a team.  The guy feels bad enough as it is.  Leave him alone.

Since: Sep 2, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:16 am

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Not all 49ers but to some what ass holes

Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:16 am

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

key board thugs are lame & probably live in their momma's basement!  what a bunch of p * s s y's

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:14 am

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

The real thing to ask is why anyone uses Twitter?  Unless you are a celebrity that idiots want to "follow" then you shouldn't be posting on Twitter.

With that being said, the guy feels terrible I'm sure and while his mistakes came at a critical time in the game there were plenty of other things that cost them this game.  Like the Tebowish performace by the offense in the first half (2 completelions!).

Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 10:05 am

Kyle Williams gets death wishes, via Twitter

Wow.. stay classy, 49er fans..

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